MA – 2017 Julius Schwartz Lecture

**PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED**

Writer Brian Michael Bendis appears at MIT to present the 2017 Julius Schwartz Lecture on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 5:30 PM. Admission is Free and open to the public.

Press Release:

MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing is thrilled to welcome award-winning comics creator Brian Michael Bendis, a New York Times bestseller and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics, for the 2017 Julius Schwartz lecture.

For the last eighteen years, Brian’s books have consistently sat on the top of the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts. He is the co-creator and consulting producer of the Peabody Award-winning Jessica Jones on Netflix from Marvel TV. For Marvel entertainment, Bendis is currently the monthly writer of the bestselling Defenders, Jessica Jones, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy series.

The introduction of the multiracial Spider-Man, Miles Morales, made the front page of USA Today and went on to become an international hotbed political topic featured on Fox News, CNN, The Daily Show, Conan O’Brien, Howard Stern and many others.

The news of a new ‘Iron Man’ character in the form of 15-year-old Riri Williams made massive international headlines when the story broke in Time magazine. Her solo debut as Invincible Iron Man debuted in the top five nationwide.

Before that, Brian completed a 100 issue run on the X-Men franchise with the debut of ALL-NEW X-MEN and UNCANNY X-MEN and 9 years helming Marvel’s popular AVENGERS franchise by writing every issue of the NEW AVENGERS plus debuting the hit books AVENGERS, MIGHTY AVENGERS and DARK AVENGERS along with the wildly successful ‘event’ projects AVENGERS VERSUS X-MEN, HOUSE OF M, SECRET WAR, SPIDER-MEN, SECRET INVASION, AGE OF ULTRON, SIEGE and CIVIL WAR 2.

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MA – You Can’t Spell America Without Me Signing

Press Release:

Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning actor, producer, and comedian ALEC BALDWIN and bestselling author, novelist, and host of Studio 360 KURT ANDERSEN for a signing of their co-authored book, You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump (A So-Called Parody).

Please Note

  • This is a book signing event only. See the event’s signing guidelines below.
  • We are not taking requests or pre-orders for signed books for this event.

Tickets and Book Pickup

  • Tickets are required to join the signing line. Each ticket admits one (1) and includes one (1) copy of You Can’t Spell America Without Me.
  • Tickets go on sale September 22nd at 9am in the store and at harvard.com. Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable.
  • Books will be signed in-person only, one book per ticket holder. Additional copies of You Can’t Spell America Without Me will be available for purchase at Harvard Book Store, but the signing is limited to one book per person.
  • Those purchasing tickets online can pick up their book at the bookstore the evening of the signing, but not before. Those purchasing tickets in the store can pick up their books starting on publication date (November 7th).

Timeline

  • The signing will begin at 5:00pm on Monday, November 13th, at Harvard Book Store.
  • Doors will open to the signing line shortly before 5. Until then the line will form outside the store, down Plympton Street (towards Mount Auburn Street).
  • E-ticket and will-call ticket holders will receive their books when checking in on the evening of the event.

Signing Line Guidelines

  • This book signing is limited to copies of You Can’t Spell America Without Me—no memorabilia.
  • The authors will be signing one book per attendee.
  • Due to limited time, no personalizations or photography.

About You Can’t Spell America Without Me

“I have the best words, beautiful words, as everybody has been talking and talking about for a long time. Also? The best sentences and, what do you call them, paragraphs. My previous books were great and sold extremely, unbelievably well–even the ones by dishonest, disgusting so-called journalists. But those writers didn’t understand Trump, because quite frankly they were major losers. People say if you want it done right you have to do it yourself, even when ‘it’ is a ‘memoir.’ So every word of this book was written by me, using a special advanced word processing system during the many, many nights I’ve been forced to stay alone in the White House–only me, just me, trust me, nobody helped. And it’s all 100% true, so true–people are already saying it may be the truest book ever published. Enjoy.”

Until Donald Trump publishes the ultimate account of his entire four or eight or one-and-a-half years in the White House, the definitive chronicle will be You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year As President. Trump was elected because he was the most frank presidential candidate in history, a man eager to tell the unvarnished truth about others’ flaws and tout his own amazing excellence. Now he levels his refreshingly compulsive, un-PC candor at his landslide election victory as well as his role as commander-in-chief and leader of the free world.

There are intimate, powerful, mind-boggling revelations on every page. You are there with him during his private encounters with world leaders, a few of whom he does not insult. You are there at the genius Oval Office strategy sessions with his advisers. You are there in his White House bedroom as he crafts the pre-dawn Twitter pronouncements that rock the world. And, of course, you are there on the golf course as Trump attempts to manage the burdens of his office.

President Trump explains each of the historic decisions that have already made America great again, and how he always triumphs over the fake news media. You’ll learn what he really thinks of his cabinet members and top aides not related to him, of the First Lady and the First Daughter and the additional three or four Trump children. Included at no extra charge is a lavish and exclusive portfolio of spectacular, historic and intimate color photographs of President Trump in private—inside the White House, inside Mar-a-Lago, at Trump Tower, and more.

You Can’t Spell America Without Me is presented by America’s foremost Trump scholar Kurt Andersen as well as America’s foremost mediocre Trump impersonator, Alec Baldwin.

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 661-1515

Early Bird Rates Extended for Planet Comicon Kansas City 2017

Press Release:

Early bird pricing EXTENDED for Planet Comicon Kansas City! Purchase NOW for the best price of the year!

This year, Planet Comicon Kansas City promises to deliver an incredible list of comic creators, special guests, and an entire universe of cosplay, collectibles, and interactive fun…not to mention a full slate of panels and demos for adoring aficionados, aspiring artists, and curious collectors of all ages. Planet Comicon Kansas City has grown to be one of the top 25 pop culture and comic book events in the country by attendance and you do not want to miss one minute.

ACT NOW to take advantage of early bird pricing for a 20% discount on Friday and Sunday single day, adult and youth admissions.

Deadline for purchase at this special pricing has been EXTENDED to November 20, 2017. You will not see a better deal. And don’t forget that Planet Comicon Kansas City is your best value for the entire family – children 7 years old and under are free!

Special guests! Comic creators! The excitement is building!

We’re thrilled to announce the addition of celebrated comic creators Megan Levens (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Star Trek, Spell on Wheels), Jai Nitz (Co-Creator Suicide Squad’s El Diablo, Co-Creator Dream Thief), Geof Darrow (Shaolin Cowboy, The Big Guy and Rusty the Robot Boy, Hard Boiled), and Kyle Strahm (Spread, Downfall, Octane Bloodstain). They will be joining an ever-growing list of celebrities, fellow comic creators, and cosplayers coming to Planet Comicon Kansas City in 2018!

Currently scheduled to appear include:

  • Jason Aaron Scalped, Star Wars, Southern Bastards, Thor
  • CW Cooke Solitary, Stillwater
  • Abby Darkstar Cosplayer & Gamer
  • Amy “Lita” Dumas WWE Hall of Fame
  • Chad Hardin Harley Quinn, Temerity
  • Ryan Hurst Sons of Anarchy, Outsiders, Bates Motel
  • Amy Jo Johnson Power Rangers, Felicity
  • Jae Lee Inhumans, Dark Tower, Batman/Superman
  • Charles Martinet Voice of Mario and Luigi
  • B. Clay Moore Hawaiian Dick, the Whistling Skull, Savage, Endless Summer
  • Michael Rooker The Walking Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Sean Schemmel Dragon Ball Z
  • Mark Sheppard Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica, Warehouse 13, Firefly
  • Sting WWE Hall of Fame
  • Trish Stratus WWE Hall of Fame
  • Freddie E. Williams II Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, He-Man/Thundercats Series

Many more creator and celebrity guests will be attending the show. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter or stay tuned to our website each week for more guest announcements.

CA – Misfit City vol. 1 Signing

Kiwi Smith, Kurt Lustgarten, and Naomi Franquiz appear at Skylight Books on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM to sign MISFIT CITY.

Naomi Franquiz is a freelance illustrator and comic book artist working out of delightfully dank Florida. Her original work has been published in the POWER & MAGIC Press anthology, Dark Horse, Image, Kaboom! – as well as self-published online. You can find her online sleep-tweeting or aggressively enjoying video compilations of rude cats.

Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith is known for her work as a screenwriter of female-driven comedies “Legally Blonde” and “10 Things I Hate About You,” in addition to “The House Bunny,” “She’s the Man,” “Ella Enchanted” and “The Ugly Truth.” She is currently writing “Sweet Valley High” for Paramount. She has also written the YA novels “The Geography of Girlhood” and “Trinkets”.

Kurt Lustgarten is a screenwriter and award-winning commercial director. His credits include writing and co-producing the THE DELETED, a digital series created by Bret Easton Ellis.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
323.660.1175

NM – Kung Fu Workshop

Sifu Kisu, martial arts consultant for Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, and Kung Fu Panda, appears at the Corrales Parks and Recreation Center on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10:00 AM till 2:00 PM for a kung fu workshop.

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Corrales Parks and Recreation Center
500 Jones Road, Corrales, NM 87048

NJ – You Can’t Spell America Without Me Signing

Alec Baldwin & Kurt Andersen appear at the B&N Market Fair store on Friday, November 10th at 1:00 PM to sign You Can’t Spell America Without Me!

Special Instructions
Line are passes required and will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 9am on November 7th with the purchase of You Can’t Spell America Without Me.

More about the book:

Political satire as deeper truth: Donald Trump’s presidential memoir, as recorded by two world-renowned Trump scholars, and experts on greatness generally.

Until Donald Trump publishes the ultimate account of his entire four or eight or one-and-a-half years in the White House, the definitive chronicle will be You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year As President. Trump was elected because he was the most frank presidential candidate in history, a man eager to tell the unvarnished truth about others’ flaws and tout his own amazing excellence. Now he levels his refreshingly compulsive, un-PC candor at his landslide election victory as well as his role as commander-in-chief and leader of the free world.

You Can’t Spell America Without Me is presented by America’s foremost Trump scholar Kurt Andersen as well as America’s foremost mediocre Trump impersonator, Alec Baldwin.

Alec Baldwin is a multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actor, producer, comedian, and philanthropist. He has also been nominated for an Oscar and a Tony Award and the author of the New York Times bestseller A Promise to Ourselves. 

Kurt Andersen is an author/novelist and host of the public radio show Studio 360. He is also co-founder of Spy and author of Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History.

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Barnes & Noble: Market Fair
3535 US Highway 1 Suite 400, Princeton, NJ 08540
609-750-9010

TX – Pretty Fun Signing

Actress Kate Hudson appears at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday, November 7th at 7:00 PM to sign her new book PRETTY FUN!

Book Signing only. Wristbanded event: Beginning 10/31 please present your Barnes & Noble receipt for Pretty Happy to receive a wristband to save your place in line.

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Barnes & Noble Dallas – Lincoln Park
7700 W Northwest Hwy, Ste 300, Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 739-1124

NYC – Diane Keaton Signing

Diane Keaton appears at Rizzoli Bookstore on Friday, November 3rd at 6:00 PM to sign her new book THE HOUSE THAT PINTEREST BUILT.

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Rizzoli Bookstore
1133 Broadway, New York, New York 10010
(212) 759-2424

NYC – You Can’t Spell America Without Me Signing

Alec Baldwin & Kurt Andersen appear at the B&N Fifth Avenue store in NYC on Wednesday, November 8th at noon to sign You Can’t Spell America Without Me!

This is a wristbanded event. Wristbands will be provided at the cash register at the time of purchase of You Can’t Spell America Without Me. Books will become available at 9am the day of the signing. Customers should maintain their receipts and be prepared to present them to a member of the events team upon request. The line will begin outside of the front entrance.

Special Instructions
There is a limit of one book per customer. Personalization and the signing of memorabilia is prohibited. Photography is not allowed.

More about the book:

Political satire as deeper truth: Donald Trump’s presidential memoir, as recorded by two world-renowned Trump scholars, and experts on greatness generally.

Until Donald Trump publishes the ultimate account of his entire four or eight or one-and-a-half years in the White House, the definitive chronicle will be You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year As President. Trump was elected because he was the most frank presidential candidate in history, a man eager to tell the unvarnished truth about others’ flaws and tout his own amazing excellence. Now he levels his refreshingly compulsive, un-PC candor at his landslide election victory as well as his role as commander-in-chief and leader of the free world.

You Can’t Spell America Without Me is presented by America’s foremost Trump scholar Kurt Andersen as well as America’s foremost mediocre Trump impersonator, Alec Baldwin.

Alec Baldwin is a multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actor, producer, comedian, and philanthropist. He has also been nominated for an Oscar and a Tony Award and the author of the New York Times bestseller A Promise to Ourselves. 

Kurt Andersen is an author/novelist and host of the public radio show Studio 360. He is also co-founder of Spy and author of Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History.

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Barnes & Noble
555 5th Ave, New York, New York 10017
(212) 697-3048

 

NYC – Paper Girls Vol. 1 Signing

Writer Brian K. Vaughan (Saga) and artist Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman) appear at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, November 9th at 6:00 PM to sign Paper Girls Vol. 1 HC from Image Comics! This is an OPEN signing and we recommend showing up early, just to be safe. Purchase of Paper Girls Vol. 1 HC from one of our stores is mandatory to attend.

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

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